kicked a 47-yard field goal with 59 seconds remaining to complete a magical night and give St. Louis University
a thrilling 47-46 football victory over DeSmet Jesuit (St. Louis) in the Missouri Class 6 state quarterfinals
Earlier in the game, Tlapek had booted field goals of 40, 44 and 48
yards. His career-high 48-yarder came as time expired in the first half.
Coach Gary Kornfeld told MaxPreps, "He actually had a few yards to spare. What an outstanding night to hit four field goals of that magnitude. He's a heck of a kicker and has a great kicking coach, Rob Chura, who kicked for Vanderbilt."
In his first year as the Junior Bills' No. 1 kicker, the 5-foot-8, 154-pound senior has connected on a near-perfect 9 of 10 field goal attempts. He also has made 54 of 56 extra point tries, with the two misses having been blocked.
Though not big physically, Tlapek is strong and very cool under pressure. One of the team's most dedicated weight lifters, he can bench press 255 pounds and squat 345 pounds. He's a good student, but still looking for a college scholarship, Kornfeld said.
* Maty Mauk
holds most of the national passing records, but he used his legs even more as Kenton (Ohio)
defeated Genoa Area (Ohio), 32-22, during the Division IV regional semifinals
. The senior quarterback ran 26 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns to help unbeaten Kenton to its 12th victory. He also completed 15 of 27 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown. He did throw one interception, the first in his last 246 attempts.
* Logan Smith
needed just one reception to break a tie and set the California single-season record. He did much more with 16 catches for 129 yards as Vista del Lago (Folsom, Calif.)
defeated Woodland (Calif.), 25-21, in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener
. The record now stands at 138.
* Quarterback Derik Swinderman
threw for 431 yards and five touchdowns to lead Dover (Ohio)
to a 41-35 victory over previously unbeaten Minerva (Ohio) during the Division III regional semifinals.
* Unbeaten Webb City (Mo.)
ended the storied career of Dorial Green-Beckham
with a resounding 49-0 victory over Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.) before over 5,000 fans in the Class 4 state quarterfinals
. Beckham was held to seven catches for 58 yards and no touchdowns. One rush lost three yards. He finished his senior year with 119 catches for 2,234 yards and a national record with 6,447 career receiving yards, according to the Springfield News-Leader. After the game he signed more than 50 autographs.
* Jordan Todd
carried 30 times for 432 yards and five touchdowns as Interlake (Bellevue, Wash.)
defeated Franklin Pierce (Tacoma, Wash.), 49-41, in the Class 2A state playoffs
* Daniel Davidson
passed for 433 yards and six touchdowns to lead Trinity Christian (Addison, Texas)
to a 77-40 victory over St. Joseph (Brownsville, Texas) in the TAPPS Division I playoffs.
* Mike Todd
rushed for an Orange County-record 423 yards as Apopka (Fla.)
routed Bayside (Palm Bay, Fla.), 60-21.
* Garrett Swanson
kicked a 60-yard field goal for his team's only points as King (Riverside, Calif.) lost to Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
* Lou Silva posted his 200th career coaching victory when Marshfield (Mass.)
defeated Falmouth (Mass.), 37-7.USA HOCKEY TEAMS WIN TITLES
Two U.S. national hockey teams won international tournaments over the weekend.
The unbeaten Americans (3-0) defeated Switzerland, 6-2, to capture the Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Monthey, Switzerland. Nicolas Kerdiles (6-1, 185) of Irvine, Calif., had two goals in the finale and was high scorer in the tourney with five points. Goalie Jared Rutledge (5-11, 180) of Chicago, had 28 saves.
The younger U.S. team also posted a 3-0 record, shutting out Russia, 5-0, to win the Under-17 Four Nations Tournament in Balashikha, Russia. Hunter Miska (5-10, 178) of North Branch, Minn., stopped 17 shots and was named the tournament's best goaltender. Tyler Motte (5-9, 175) of St. Clair, Mich., scored four goals during the week and was named the tourney's best forward.POTPOURRI
* Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.)
set a national record by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 0.67 seconds during the Class 1A state swim meet. Members were seniors Teo D'Alessandro, Preston Jenkins and George Frank, along with junior Ryan Murphy. The previous record of 3:00.68 was set in 2009 by Saratoga (Calif.)
. The Bolles boys also won the state team title for the 24th consecutive year, while the Bolles girls notched their 21st state title in a row.
* The Bolingbrook (Ill.)
girls basketball team may have led the nation with eight players signing Division I college scholarships last week.
* Cami Chapus of Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
has joined teammate Amy Weissenbach by signing a track scholarship with Stanford University. She is the defending 1,600-meter champion in California. Weissenbach is the defending state champion for 800.